Journey Grants offer endless opportunities for education-enriching experiences. Here are a few opportunities for political science majors. Consult with your faculty advisor for more suggestions. Visit the Jewell Journey Grants page to complete an online application.
Internship & Study Summer Programs in Washington D.C. and Around the World with the Fund for American Studies
This features summer programs that focus on the connections between democracy and free markets, constitutionalism and political philosophy. The programs in Washington D.C. feature courses full-time internships all over Washington D.C. and courses at Georgetown University. They include briefings by major leaders in a variety of fields and site visits from embassies to the White House to the CIA. Jewell students have also attended the programs in Hong Kong and in Greece (to date).
Washington D.C. Programs
International Relations and Political Science majors have studied all over the world, from Argentina to Russia. Many Jewell students have studied in programs with long-standing approval from William Jewell (with easy and direct transfer of course credits), from living in a massive English Manor at Harlaxton to the European Union program in Freiburg Germany. View the list of Jewell programs.
Some Jewell students have taken advantage of other study programs outside of the Jewell-approved list. Students have studied in Palestine, India and Semester-at-Sea as recent examples. The process for approval is straight-forward and leads to approved credit transfer. See your advisor or Prof. Gary Armstrong, department chair, for details.
Summer Foreign Language Training
International Relations & Political Science majors have used summer grants to study foreign languages. For example:
Internships with U.S. Congress
Political Science & International Relations majors have regularly interned for the U.S. Congress. Jewell students have served in D.C. both during the regular semesters and the summer. Students can earn credit with internship credits and public policy research courses completed through William Jewell. Students regularly secure housing in D.C. through the Washington Intern Student Housing Program (www.internsdc.com/). See Prof. Gary Armstrong, department chair, for more details.
Internship with Missouri House of Representatives
William Jewell students can obtain a full-time internship with the Missouri House of Representatives. The internship requires residence in Jefferson City during the spring semester. Students take tutorials and independent research study courses on Missouri government and public policy. See Prof. Gary Armstrong, department chair, for more details.